See if your highlights make it to the end of the histogram. If not, using the upper slider, move the white point to the spot where the histogram hits baseline. Then, using the lower slider, clip the white point to about 248 to 250. Use your eye and judgement. Next, using the upper slider, set the black point to about 18. Then clip the blacks by setting the lower slider to about 8. Now your midrange will be a bit too dark, so adjust midrange with the upper slider until the look is pleasing. These numbers work for many images. You have to exercise judgement and fine tune.
Paul > On Jan 8, 2018, at 6:50 PM, Larry Colen <l...@red4est.com> wrote: > > > > Paul Stenquist wrote: >> Great pano, but I would tweak the levels adjustment to give it more pop. > > I will give that a try, which adjustments would you make in particular, at > least to start? > >> >> Paul >> >>> On Jan 8, 2018, at 5:53 PM, Marnie (aka Doe)<eactiv...@comcast.net> wrote: >>> >>> Whatcha trying to do Larry, make people in snowy areas envious??? Heh. >>> >>> Nice pano of Santa Cruz. Although I think it would have been better (in >>> spots) with a tripod. So it's surprising how well it turned out. >>> >>> One thing puzzles me. Where were you standing? (Been a while since I was >>> there, and can't recall if there was a pier right there.) >>> >>> Marnie aka Doe It certainly is the spot for a pano. >>> >>>> On 1/7/2018 1:15 AM, Larry Colen wrote: >>>> Today was a short break in the chilly wet weather and I got a few shots >>>> down in Santa Cruz this afternoon >>>> A kid and his father (?) on a run/walk down the beach: >>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/39522457772/in/album-72157689148828412/ >>>> A seagull finally had enough of being pestered by a lass >>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/24684492297/in/album-72157689148828412/ >>>> A couple of phone calls due to a moment of human drama >>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/27775888809/in/album-72157689148828412/ >>>> I also got silly and posted a full resolution panorama >>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/24684644697/sizes/o >>>> Full set at: >>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/sets/72157689148828412 >>> -- >>> PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List >>> PDML@pdml.net >>> http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net >>> to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and >>> follow the directions. >> > > -- > Larry Colen l...@red4est.com (postbox on min4est) http://red4est.com/lrc > > > -- > PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List > PDML@pdml.net > http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net > to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow > the directions. -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.